The Rights of Nature: A History of Environmental Ethics (R. F. Nash)

Author

Rodrick Frazier Nash

Keywords

environmental rights, policy, environmental ethics, history

Abstract

Charting the history of contemporary philosophical and religious beliefs regarding nature, Roderick Nash focuses primarily on changing attitudes toward nature in the United States. His work is the first comprehensive history of the concept that nature has rights and that American liberalism has, in effect, been extended to the nonhuman world.

Citation

Rodrick Frazier Nash, The Rights of Nature: A History of Environmental Ethics (Univ of Wisconsin Press, 1989)

Book

The Rights of Nature: A History of Environmental Ethics